The ever incredible Art As Catharsis label have done it again. MNMM’s self-titled debut record is a ‘middle-east meets west’ mix of post-rock, ambience, heaving progressions and Iranian musical elements. Full of swelling emotions, melancholy and stunning beauty it is an utterly captivating listening experience.
Composed of members of Goodbye Enemy Airship, Warpigs and ZÖJ, this new project from the minds of Gelareh Pour, Gerard Mason and Brian O’Dwyer, is a crescendo point of some of Melbourne’s finest post-rock composers. Elements of Mogwai, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and even tiny hints of Tangled Thoughts of Leaving are riddled throughout the music – all tastefully blended with Middle Eastern lyricism and instrumentation. Get this in your ears.